Self Defence - A Compulsory Subject in School.

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Self-defence is of utmost importance in the kind of the world we live in today. It is especially important for women, generally referred as the weaker sex and are considered easier targets.

In our country India where the cases of gender violence are on rise, out of which so many go unreported, self-defence for both men and women has become a basic requirement.

It is a necessity for the women of our country because of the increasing number of heinous crimes like rape, molestation, kidnapping, murder, acid attacks, eve teasing, sex trafficking and so many other being committed on them.

The crimes like child abuse and child trafficking are also a very serious issue for our country which expose both young boys and girls to a dangerous world. But because of these fears and crimes we cannot sit back at home and stop living our lives.

It is the time when each one of us should know how to fight back for our safety. Self Defence training is the answer for this. But not everyone has an access to these classes, regardless of them being paid or free.

I hereby request the HRD Ministry to make Self Defence a compulsory subject in school so that the young boys and girls, men and women of our country are competent enough to safeguard themselves.

It can be started right from the First Standard till Eighth standard. For this the help of ex-service men and women from Military forces can be taken. There should be no fees for this training in both private and government schools so that the lower income strata can also benefit themselves from this.

Even if a single member of family has this training he/she can pass it on to others as well. If our respected HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar understands the urgent need of this change in our school education system our country will feel safer when it steps out in this harsh world. It will be a big step towards a safer nation to live in.